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Mom Finds Out Her Son Bullied a Black Girl - She Has the Perfect Response

When it comes to raising kids, most parents would agree that they just want to raise good, kind humans who treat others with respect and empathy. So when situations involving bullying arise, parents want to think of their child as the defender (at best) or an innocent bystander (at worst).But what happens when YOUR kid is the bully?

Pregnant Woman Walks Out of Her Own Baby Shower - Strangers Come to Her Defense
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Pregnant Woman Walks Out of Her Own Baby Shower - Strangers Come to Her Defense

*Featured image contains photo by Kampus Production and Liza SummerShe is jolted by a hand grabbing her arm, as she turns around. What happens next is so vile and revolting, that nothing will ever be the same. A Bridal ShowerPhoto by Ajeet SinghWe all know the common in-law tropes. They're the involuntary relatives we (sometimes grudgingly) love and accept because of the person we marry. In-law acrimony was popularized in the show Everybody Loves Raymond, in which Raymond's wife, Debra was at odds with Raymond's controlling mother, Marie. While it makes for great TV, reality can be much harsher as one woman finds out.The setting is a baby shower, a time to celebrate new life, as one family. Recounting the events on Reddit is the pregnant bridal shower mommy, using the nickname MonicaRogers099 (I'll refer to her simply as 'Monica Rogers' for this story).Like any celebration, cake is served, a symbol of the sweet moment. Strangely, this is where things go very sour. A Cruel CommentPhoto by Karolina Grabowska As Rogers walks to the table to get cake, she feels a hand grab her arm. It's none other than her mother-in-law. That's when she tells her, in front of the entire family, that she "gained enough weight already" and if she "keeps this up," her son will not be happy living with "a large walrus."Rogers writes that her mother-in-law has a history of fat-shaming her, writing that she "always made comments about my weight, ever since I got pregnant, she started making more comments while low-key shaming me for what I eat."She goes on to share all the cruel details. "Whenever I visit, she'd give me smaller plate, portion, cup even spoons. She also buys me 'small size' clothes even though I'm in my 2nd trimester and those clothes don't fit."The nasty baby shower comments are the last straw, and with little motivation to stay, Rogers storms out. Yet as she makes her way for the door, her sister-in-law stops her, saying that she can't leave mid-party "and embarrass her like that." When the mother-in-law refuses to leave, Rogers does, choosing dignity over decor.Besides, she can always count on her husband to back up, right? Well, this will be hard to digest.Strangers Defend Pregnant Wife From Her Cruel HusbandRogers writes that her husband was "furious" at her leaving, telling her "that his mom meant well, that she should apologize, and that she needs to change her 'easily offended mentality' before giving birth so that she doesn't pass it on to their son."When her angry husband won't stop chiding her for being 'ungrateful and spiteful,' Rogers leaves to stay at her mom's.Her post caused an uproar online, being upvoted over 19,000 times and receiving over 1,400 comments, most supporting her and many waving red flags."You are in a controlling marriage at best, and an abusive one at worst," cautioned one. "Why are you having a baby with this man? He and his family are toxic bullies. You’re allowed to eat, when pregnant especially!" wrote another. Another Redditor gave Rogers some food for thought. "Your husband too, he needs to be on your side of this, for God sake you are carrying his baby! If you can't get him on board then you need to rethink this marriage, because he'll never be on your side, if he continues to behave like mommy's little boy!"How We’re Reminded That Love Is EarnedPhoto by Rod Long Among quotes about family, one by Richard Bach says, "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life."Then when it comes to her husband, Monica Rogers might be a stranger who happens to share her name with him. Family, through blood or marriage, isn't a free pass to act as you like.Like any relationship, it's earned through our daily interactions. And, while family members might have more rope than others, at one point it runs out. One husband might find that out a bit too late.More from Goalcast:Angry Customer Throws a Drink at Pregnant McDonald’s Worker – But One Stranger Witnesses EverythingFirefighter Tragically Kills Pastor’s Pregnant Wife – Instead of Getting Revenge, the Widower Befriends HimPregnant Woman With 2 Jobs Makes Only $300 Each Week – Then a Stranger Gives Her Some News That Makes Her Sob

News Anchor Was Body-Shamed by a Viewer - Fires Back With Epic On-Air Takedown
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News Anchor Was Body-Shamed by a Viewer - Fires Back With Epic On-Air Takedown

It's no secret that women in the public eye are held to ridiculous body standards. Shameful? Yes. Surprising? No.There's nothing wrong with our bodies, but there is something wrong with the messages women receive about them. And it can get exhausting. So when Global News Calgary traffic reporter Leslie Horton received yet another scathing email shaming her appearance, she snapped. Understandably so. She decided to address the troll, live on the air, and her response was nothing short of EPIC.News Anchor Responds to Man’s Body-Shaming Comments in Epic Call-OutHorton was just about to go on air when she received the nasty email from a regular viewer. Normally she just ignores and deletes but this time she'd had enough. On the spur of the moment, she decided to address it. “He’s reached out several times over the years, and his intent is always to humiliate and hurt me,” she told TODAY. “We’re not supposed to respond to trolls — so I had no plans to address it, but then the words just came out of my mouth. I had this visceral reaction.”With cameras rolling, Horton, who is 59, didn't hold anything back. Like the hero she is, she shut down the troll with just a handful of words. And she did it with an incredible amount of class and grace. "I'm just going to respond to an email that I just got saying, 'Congratulations on your pregnancy. If you’re going to wear old bus driver pants, you can expect emails like this,'" she began, looking straight into the camera."So thanks for that," she responded sarcastically. "Um no, I'm not pregnant. I actually lost my uterus to cancer last year and this is what women of my age look like so if it is offensive to you, that's unfortunate. Think about the emails you send."MIC. DROP.And then, without missing a beat, she went right back to reporting on the traffic. Global News Calgary and the World RespondAs for how her employer, Global News, felt about Horton's powerful response? THEY WERE HERE FOR IT. (Along with pretty much the entire rest of the world.)The news station was so supportive it posted the clip on social media, where it quickly went viral. So far, it has garnered 3.9 MILLION views. The clip was also shared on TikTok by user @sarantium where it has amassed over 560,000 views, with 66,000 likes, and 1950 comments.The comments on both social media posts have been overwhelmingly positive and supportive. People have come out in droves to show her love and give her mad props for calling out the hater. "Sorry you have to deal with trolls Leslie. Keep being you & beautiful," wrote one.“You handled the low life like a champ,” another person wrote."This was possibly the most classy response to a classless email. I don't know how you kept your composure but we all benefit from taking this in. You're in a league of your own," wrote a third.Even the Canadian Cancer Society responded by writing, "You're a cancer warrior and a champion for women everywhere! Keep doing what you're doing!"The News Anchor’s Battle With CancerIn January 2022, Horton, who has been with the network for 26 years, shared on X (formerly Twitter) that she was taking a leave of absence to battle cancer. During her almost four-month leave, she underwent a radical hysterectomy. A surgery that can literally change the shape of a woman's body. She returned to work in April last year. According to Horton, the man who criticized her is a regular viewer and "very likely" knew of her battle with endometrial cancer.“Maybe I was responding to the pregnancy, no uterus, cancer thing,” Horton told TODAY. “Or maybe it’s just the fact that I’m tired female broadcasters — and women in general — are being treated this way. And I would say it hit a nerve because I’ve received thousands of messages from people — men and women — saying, ‘Good for you. This is not right and it needs to stop.’”She also noted that her male co-workers don't receive hate about their appearances and that they are "horrified" by the emails that their female colleagues receive daily. As for those "old bus driver pants?" Don't worry, we haven't seen the last of them. “I will continue wearing the pants, and I will continue going on TV because you telling me I’m old, ugly, and fat doesn’t change the way I feel about myself,” Horton said.The Importance of Speaking Out Against NegativityThe fact that Horton, and so many other women, have to deal with this regularly is disheartening. Yes, the body positivity movement has come a long way with more and more companies embracing body and age diversity in their marketing campaigns, in magazines and social media, and on the fashion runways.But it's obvious when things like this come to light that we still have a long way to go. How we speak to each other and about each other matters. By speaking out against negativity we can shape a world where everyone is embraced and celebrated for who they are.More from Goalcast:Stranger Body Shames 17-Year-Old Girl in Public – But She Refuses to Stay Silent About It13-Year-Old Gets Body Shamed By Nurse For Gaining Weight, Mom Has Best ResponseTeen Is Body-Shamed by Teacher in Front of the Whole Class and Then Kicked Out – Furious Mom Hits Back

62-Year-Old Homeless Man Is Forced to Sleep in a Cardboard Box - But One Discovery Changes His Life
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62-Year-Old Homeless Man Is Forced to Sleep in a Cardboard Box - But One Discovery Changes His Life

John Helinski, 62, had spent years living on the streets. In particular, a cardboard box at a Tampa Bay bus stop. "I just managed on my own. Sleeping underneath the benches there and no one would see me (sic)," Helinski said.That's where homeless liaison officer Daniel McDonald found him and brought him to the Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Coordinating Office Inc. (DACCO), a 24-hour centre for helping disadvantaged people find housing (check out these motivational quotes to help you rise above any dilemma you may face).Officers Track Down the Homeless Man’s Lost Identification PapersMcDonald didn't just stop there. He helped Helinski track down his lost identification papers. “As a homeless liaison officer, the bread and butter of my work often involves hopping department to department trying to help homeless people find the ID they need in order to get things like work and housing,” McDonald told ABC. “We’re uniformed cops with police cars, but we want homeless people to trust us,” he added. “Our job is not to arrest someone. It’s to help them. Homeless people are still accountable to the law, but they’re now starting to see we can be trusted, and this new model and field of policing is gaining popularity very quickly, I think.”A Forgotten Bank Account With Plenty of Money Is DiscoveredAt DACCO, case manager Charles Inman worked with McDonald to track down Helinski's papers. Helinski mentioned that he was born in Poland, but was a U.S. citizen and recalled having social security payments which was canceled.So Inman and McDonald worked together to go to the local tax collector's office and got him a temporary State of Florida ID card. Then, they successfully got Helinski's birth record from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs.With those two documents, they went to the Social Security office to ask why Helinski wasn't receiving payments. It turned out he had, though he had lost his debit card and had no access to the bank account the money was being deposited into.How Two Officers Made It Their Mission to Save a Man From HomelessnessWhen Helinski finally got into his account, he had plenty of money in there -- enough to put a down payment on a modest home.Inman and McDonald said they were very happy Helinski would be off the streets.This situation looked really difficult, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to end up. If it failed, it meant we’d put a 62-year-old man on the street, and Officer McDonald and I were not OK with that.Charles Inman to ABC NewsWhat's the difference between someone living on the street and someone in a home? Often, especially in America, it's bad luck -- and that's what happened here. What this story proves is that, sometimes all that's needed to turn a life around is a helping hand.More from Goalcast:White Castle Employee Feeds a Homeless 16-Year-Old Down on Her Luck – Years Later, She Decides to Get Married ThereSingle Mom of 6 Has Struggled With Homelessness – So High School Students Plot Together and Come Up With a PlanCouple Notices Homeless Man in Wheelchair Struggling to Get Up a Hill – They Didn’t Know Their Next Move Would Change His Life

Manager Approaches Mom After Customers Complain About Her Child - He Pays for Their Meal After She Asks Him This Question
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Manager Approaches Mom After Customers Complain About Her Child - He Pays for Their Meal After She Asks Him This Question

*Featured image contains photo by energepic.comWe don’t always know what someone else is going through, especially concerning parenting. These days, parents face many challenges, and each situation is unique and specific to their personal circumstances.That means we should try never to judge, especially since we don’t always have all the information. Instead, we should try and lead with kindness, as one restaurant manager is reminding us all following his interaction with a woman and her child who has autism.A Busy NightTony Posnanski had been working in the restaurant industry for 15 years when he encountered a woman and a child who would forever change his life. You see, back in 2014, Posnanski was having a particularly rough night at his restaurant.The team was behind, and he needed to pitch in at various positions. So he was extra busy when a server asked him to speak with upset customers.At the table, the patrons complained about a mother and her child close to them, saying the child was being extremely loud. It wasn’t the first time Posnanski had received a complaint about a loud kid, but this time, it was different.As Posnanski approached, the mother knew what was about to happen. Before the manager could speak, she asked him a simple question instead:“Do you know what it is like to have a child with autism?”A Surprising ReactionPosnanski later wrote an open letter to the nameless woman and her child in the contributor section of the Huffington Post. There, he recalled that she didn’t rudely ask the question. She was actually quite sincere.“Your daughter could not have been more than five years old,” he wrote. “She was beautiful and looked scared that I was at the table. She looked like she thought she was in trouble.”The question threw the manager, and instead of asking them to quiet down, he high-fived the little girl and told the mother he was covering their dinner.“I know what I was supposed to say when I went to your table. I was supposed to politely tell you to please not have your daughter yell. I was supposed to offer to move you to another area. I was supposed to offend you by not offending you...” he wrote. “I did not do any of that.”A Life LessonPosnanski could not stick around to see the woman’s reaction since he was needed back in the kitchen. He was also sure the table who had complained in the first place wasn’t happy with how he had handled the situation. Still, he walked away with a big life lesson.“You asked me a question that I did not answer,” he wrote. “You asked me the question right away. You have been through this before in other restaurants. I did not want to be like other managers for one moment. I did not want to tell you what you always heard.”He explained how he wanted to write the letter to thank the woman and her daughter for what they did for him.“You have given me a great restaurant memory. One that I needed for the last 15 years,” he said. “You also taught me a valuable lesson. Sometimes doing the right thing does not make everyone happy — just the people who need it the most.”Doing the Right ThingSometimes, doing the right thing doesn’t necessarily mean doing the easy thing. It would have been easy for this restaurant manager to move the mom and her daughter or even compensate the complaining table. Instead, he showed compassion and understanding by paying for the mom’s meal, proving that she and her daughter matter as much as any other customer.We never really know what someone else is going through, so we should always try our best not to jump to conclusions or act out when our emotions cloud our judgment.At the end of the day, the only person whose behavior we are responsible for is our own. And while it might seem like a good idea to try and fix people, correct behaviors or even judge others for their actions, our job is to love. Sometimes, that can be hard, but kindness is always worth it.More from Goalcast:Boy With Autism Walks Into Restaurant to Pick Up a Menu – When He Doesn’t Come Back, His Dad Finds Out What’s Going OnBoy With Autism Was Too Overwhelmed to Get a Haircut – So the Barber Came Up With a Genius Solution10-Year-Old Girl With Autism Bullied At School — Turns Out Her IQ Is Higher Than Einstein’s

Chef Bans Rich Diners for Disrespecting Server in a Scathing Email - And Gives Her the Entire $1200 Bill
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Chef Bans Rich Diners for Disrespecting Server in a Scathing Email - And Gives Her the Entire $1200 Bill

Anyone who has ever worked in the service industry knows how challenging it can be. Because, people.And while most people give service workers the respect they undoubtedly deserve, there are always the entitled few who think that money trumps basic human decency.Tired of toxic customers mistreating his staff, one chef decided to take a stand. And all we can say is, "BRAVO."Chef Roasts Rude Customers in Epic TweetAfter witnessing a group of six entitled businessmen repeatedly disrespect his employee Lily, Lee Skeet, who works as a chef at Cora, in Cardiff, U.K., knew he couldn't just stand idly by.Despite the fact that the group had just racked up the largest bill in the restaurant's history, Skeet was so appalled by their behavior that he wrote the head of the party a scathing email, banning them for life. And then he tweeted about it (or more accurately, X'd about it).Captioning a screenshot of his salty smackdown, Skeet, who famously trained under Gordon Ramsey, wrote, "I’m not clout chasing or looking for likes. I just think we should start calling out rich people who think they can treat people like crap."In the letter attached, Skeet first thanks the unnamed diner for choosing his restaurant. Then he goes in for the kill."Dear xxxxxxx, I wanted to firstly thank you for choosing my restaurant for your meal tonight, and I understand you had the biggest bill we've ever had on one table here. Unfortunately throughout the evening, I was made aware that your party's behavior was inappropriate towards Lily, who runs front-of-house," the email read."She has told me that as a 22-year-old-girl she was talked down to, disrespected, and touched unwantedly by members of your group."In an interview with Wales Online, Lily shared that she was reduced to tears after being humiliated and degraded for three hours while serving the party a seven-course meal.Skeet goes on to explain that as the dad of a daughter, he was absolutely heartbroken for Lily and the emotional toll it took on her. "I have spent the last hour having conversations with her that break my heart, make me feel like a s**t employer and a terrible dad having my own daughter," Skeet wrote.What the Chef Decided to Do NextOriginally, Skeet planned to just refund the group their hefty $1200 bill, minus a $100 tip for Lily — a tip they initially failed to give her. Because demeaning her wasn't enough apparently, they then added salt to the wound and didn't even bother to leave her a tip. He concluded the email, "I would thank you to never come back to my restaurant. Lily means a lot more to me than money. I also think you should assess the people you surround yourself with."However, hours later, Skeet had a change of heart. He decided to hit the patron where it hurts — right in his wallet.He tweeted again, saying:"On reflection I reacted too quickly and emotionally last night. Sorry I was a little bit angry and protective. I’m not going to refund the customer’s money. I’ve instead kept it and transferred to lily x."And if you're currently questioning if your own work environment is toxic, this just set a whole new bar on what a healthy workplace looks like. Having Money Doesn’t Excuse You From Being a Decent Human BeingNot surprisingly, the X-verse applauded Skeet for having Lily's back and creating a workplace that values and protects its employees. His posts received over 150,000 likes and more than 2,000 people chimed in. One commenter wrote, "Your response to the trouble makers is excellent. Putting morals above money is a brave and admirable thing to do. I hope Lily is ok. Much respect to you."Another wrote, "So happy to see an employer stand up so fiercely and unwaveringly for a member of their team. I do hope they had the good grace and respect to do as you asked. I hope Lily is okay after that dreadful experience and if I’m ever in Cardiff I will most definitely come to Cora."A third commenter said, "Absolutely spot on. Workers are not the plaything of the idle rich, to abuse and insult as they want. Money doesn’t buy manners and humility…it’s how you’re brought up and the values installed in you. Top man."Skeet's bold stance against the mistreatment of his staff is admirable. Calling out toxic behavior and standing up for others when we see injustice or mistreatment is crucial to ensuring a positive work environment. Everyone, no matter what position you hold, is entitled to respect, fair treatment, and dignity. These are, after all, basic human rights. More from Goalcast:Boss Is Hesitant When Deaf Employee Asks to Become the Chef – Little Did He Know How Customers Would View HimAnxious Deaf Couple Tries a Popular Restaurant – Realizes the Chef Has Learnt Sign Language Just for ThemTeen Refuses to Go to His Graduation Because His Parents Can’t Make It – But His Manager Has a Different Idea

Bullies Throw Boys Shoes in the Toilet at School - Little Did He Know, a Student Would Then Show Up at His House
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Bullies Throw Boys Shoes in the Toilet at School - Little Did He Know, a Student Would Then Show Up at His House

Bullying is a sad reality faced daily by many children in school. Usually they feel ashamed of their circumstances and do not know how to reach out and ask for help. Luckily, there are some in school who do the right thing and stand up for victims, like in the case of Skyler Carter, who went above and beyond to help his classmate. Shoes in the ToiletTanner Hendrix was being bullied at school. One day, it got so bad that the bullies took Tanner’s shoes and threw them into the toilet. Tanner’s parents took the issue to the school, and they disciplined the children responsible for the incident. However, Tanner was still hurt. The week after the attack, a senior from his school, Skyler Carter, showed up to the Hendrix house with a kind surprise.Brand New PairSkyler had heard about what happened to Tanner, and he decided to use his own money to buy a pair of replacement shoes for his classmate. Tanner’s mother, Meghan, was blown away by the act of kindness. Last week at school Tanner had someone take his shoes and put them in the toilet. This absolutely broke my mama heart…Meghan Hendrix“I am forever grateful to this boy for being there for Tanner and for reminding us all what it means to just be a good person. #imnotcryingyourecrying #okimcrying #blessedandgrateful #spreadpositivevibes,” she wrote on Facebook.A Wonderful ExampleThe story of Skyler’s kindness towards Tanner went viral on social media, and for good reason. In a sea of depressing news stories, it gives us hope to hear about such kind and selfless actions. Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can have a big impact on us all. So, thank you Skyler!More from Goalcast:Bullied Teen Feels “Worthless” Before Prom – Little Did She Know 300 Bikers Were About to Give Her a Night She’d Never ForgetBullied Student Finds a Crowd Gathered at the School Gym – The Reason Why Goes ViralBullied Boy Loses Hope After a Priceless Gift From His Grandmother Is Stolen – But His Best Friends Feel Otherwise

Customer Reports Hungry Homeless Man at Hardees to the Police - One Officers Response Is Caught on Video
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Customer Reports Hungry Homeless Man at Hardees to the Police - One Officers Response Is Caught on Video

It's not a stretch to say that danger lurks whenever a police officer responds to a call. So when dispatch alerted Officer CJ Mullinax of Horry County, South Carolina to a Hardee's fast-food joint near highway 17, he was on guard. Sirens Called for ScrapsHowever, the "emergency" wasn't a robbery or fight, rather a homeless man "asking for scraps."Many responding officers would probably roll their eyes and escort the vagrant out so they can get on with their day. However, Mullinax took a different approach.Arriving at the restaurant, Mullinax greeted the man, looked at him and asked whether he was hungry while pointing at the menu with a grin. As the man nodded, Mullinax pulled out his wallet and bought him a hot meal. 5-Star SaluteMullinax found out from employees that they had taken a shine to the man and had fed him on several occasions. It was likely a grumpy customer who placed the call to police. Speaking to WMBF, Hardee's employee Victoria Paige gushed about the officer's hearty act. "This police officer bought the homeless man food and handled the situation amazingly!" she said, adding that he bought the man two cheeseburgers. That's when she knew she couldn't just be a bystander, but a biographer. I was thrilled that the officer had so much compassion so I thought I should take a video.Victoria Paige The video quickly caught fire, amassing over 90,000 views and scores of awestruck comments. "Nice to read such a good story! Kudos to the officer!" one Facebook user commented."People forget that the police are there to not only protect but also to serve," added another. He Had Nowhere to GoOne local resident would later identify the homeless man as a veteran named Donald, adding that he had fallen on some truly tough times. "He served in the Army from 1978-1981 then got out, worked in construction and then hit a wall which brought him to a point in his life that walked him down the road to homelessness....his family doesn’t talk to him and he’s the nicest guy," the local said.Another resident said that Donald "is a humble guy who can take a tear and turn it into a smile" while encouraging residents to strike up a conversation with him sometime. One Kind Act It turns out that this wasn't Mullinax's first viral act of kindness. As a Bennettsville Police Officer, he was caught on camera playing pickup football with a group of neighbourhood kids. His words then ring just as true now. That's how you gain the community's trust.CJ Mullinax In a time where communities -- even families -- are so fractured, Mullinax reminds us that the remedy isn't big acts with bright lights, but small gestures from everyday folk like us to move the world forward. More from Goalcast:Football Player Notices Boy Always Sits Alone During Lunch – His Anxious Mom Then Receives a Photo From a Cop at the SchoolLittle Boy Invites Friends to His Birthday Party, but No One Attends – Then a Cop Shows Up and Asks Him to Get in the CarNeighbors Call Police on Teen for “Trespassing” – Instead of Taking Him Away, Cop Opens the Trunk of His Car

Man Accuses Wife With Full Time Job of Doing Nothing Around the House - So After Getting Revenge, She Leaves for Vacation
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Man Accuses Wife With Full Time Job of Doing Nothing Around the House - So After Getting Revenge, She Leaves for Vacation

For some strange reason, things that are glaringly obvious to moms tend to be invisible to everyone else. Weird, I know.Things like the dirty dishes in the sink, or the ever-growing mountain of laundry, or that one lonely sock abandoned on the middle stair.And more often than not, moms will just deal with it and no one in the house is any wiser. In fact, moms are so good at being the "default" parent that oftentimes, their families are completely oblivious to just how much she does for them. Until she doesn't.After her husband accused her of “doing nothing around the house,” one mom decided to show him just how much “nothing” she really does. And unsurprisingly, it's A LOT.Mom Goes on Strike Photo by Ron LachA Connecticut mother of two recently went insanely viral on TikTok for going on "strike" after her husband, Brian, made a “totally spontaneous” complaint that she wasn't pulling her weight. Bless him. "The night he made the comment, I was getting the kids ready for bed, and he was cleaning up in the kitchen," Lindsay Donnelly told TODAY. "I noticed he was kind of grumpy and I was like, 'What's going on?' And that's when he made the comment about me doing nothing around the house."Rather than argue with him, she decided to teach him a much-needed lesson. For three days, Donnelly truly did NOTHING around the house. And the results are about as disastrous as you'd expect. Perfectly set to Taylor Swift’s Karma, Donnelly, 33, documented what happened after she silently quit all of it — the dirty dishes, the piles of laundry in the living room, the multiple messes literally everywhere. Over the course of three days, her once invisible labor became painfully, overwhelmingly visible.Then she left town on a girls' trip, leaving Brian to deal with the fallout. Checkmate.Donnelly told TODAY that she and Brian both have full-time jobs. She runs a social media marketing agency and he works in venture capital. They have been married for 7 years and have two kids, 7 and 4 years old.She also added that his dig was a reaction to the typical stress of trying to juggle parenting, work, and household duties, something they do try to divvy up equally. “It wasn’t an ongoing fight. It’s more of the day-to-day ‘keeping a house in order with two working parents and two little kids’ conversation."A Husband Sees the Error of His WaysBy the time Donnelly returned home from her weekend away, not only was the house "spick-and-span" but so was her car. "He told me he was sorry," Donnelly said. He also apologized to her legion of TikTok fans in a follow-up video where Donnelly sits him down to share the news that his comment and her ensuing strike were viewed by MILLIONS of people. 20.7 million to be exact.She also informed him that more than 8,000 commenters were quick to hop aboard the divorce wagon, which she doesn't plan on doing by the way. Brian took it all in stride and the two were able to laugh and find the humor in the situation. A good sign of a healthy relationship."He really is an amazing husband. That was just one moment," Donnelly said.Donnelly's strike wasn't just a retaliation; it was a statement. "I'm constantly tidying — I'm picking up shoes, I'm doing all these things that go unnoticed but add up to a lot," she said.I think it's safe to say they won't go unnoticed anymore.The reality is that women in our society tend to carry a disproportionate load when it comes to parenting and household duties. Much of which is unseen. It's why there is so much talk about the "invisible labor" and the "mental load" of motherhood.But regardless of whether or not this is the case in the Donnelly's house, we all deserve to feel seen and valued. And not just at home. Acknowledgment and appreciation go a long way in all aspects of our lives, including in our relationships, at work, and in our interactions with others.Donnelly's strike wasn't just a learning moment for her husband, it was one for all of us. A reminder to take a moment to appreciate the people around us, who contribute in so many silent ways, often without recognition or fanfare, to make our worlds a better place.More from Goalcast:Woman’s Heart Is Shattered When Her Husband Abandons Her for His Lover – Even Then, She Still Takes Care of His Elderly DadStrangers Accuse Kenyan Woman of Marrying Her Husband for Money – The Couple Hits Back With the Perfect ResponseStay-At-Home Mom’s Boyfriend Accuses Her Of Doing Nothing All Day – What She Does Next Goes Viral

Racist Clerk Makes 10-Year-Old Boy Cry - When His Father Finds Out, He Decides to Confront Him
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Racist Clerk Makes 10-Year-Old Boy Cry - When His Father Finds Out, He Decides to Confront Him

Acceptance and inclusiveness are two traits that most of us hope any community would encourage and endorse. But that doesn’t mean prejudice and ignorance don’t still exist. Unfortunately, one family faced both of those things during an outing one summer, but now they’re speaking out about it to remind all of us why we should always lead with love.An Unexpected IncidentInstagram/@scarf.childIn July 2022, a North Texas family was visiting a Dillard’s department store to escape the heat and spend a little time together shopping for new threads. But when the family’s 10-year-old son approached an older white clerk to ask where the changerooms were, the man hurled a racial slur at the kid instead.The boy’s father, Muhammad Karim, didn’t witness the exchange (although several others did), but when he saw his son in tears, he was angry. “A tear came out my baby’s eye, and he said, ‘Dad, you didn’t hear what that man just called me?’” he recalled to CBS News.After speaking to his son and with several other people who had overheard what happened, Karim decided to approach the clerk in a calm and collected manner.Keeping His CoolAlthough Karim was really angry, he managed to keep his cool. “You shouldn't do that. You're too old... I carry myself with honor. I would never disrespect any human being by calling them outside of their name,” he told the clerk in the exchange, which was recorded by one of Karim’s cousins and later uploaded to Instagram. “You don't know the impact of what you've done on my son. But maybe you were unaware.”The man nodded and explained that he had hit his leg, which resulted in him using the slur. But Karim didn’t buy that.“You don't go from hitting your foot to [that],” he said. “Life doesn’t work that way. This is repetitive behavior.”Later, Karim explained to CBS News that he was working hard to control his anger at that moment. “The Prophet Muhammad says, ‘Don't be angry. Don't be angry. Don't be angry.’ I'll be honest with you. I was angry. I was livid.”Lasting EffectsKarim also explained how the employee, whose first name is Homer, didn’t understand the impact of his words. “My [son] is scared to come outside. He thinks that every white person is out to get him. How do you explain it?” he said.Later, after Dillard’s was reached for comment, the store provided a statement to CBS News. “The allegations made against our former employee were promptly investigated, found to be in clear violation of our standards, and his employment with Dillard's was immediately terminated,” it wrote.As for Karim, he’s glad he was able to remain calm in that situation because now others can learn from the incident as well. “I can't allow for my emotions to overshadow [my family] in this particular time,” he said. “So, I'm doing the best that I can to protect them… The best decision at that moment was to do what was right.”Leading by ExampleWhen someone wrongs you or a loved one, it can be hard to maintain composure. But Karim’s story reached so many people because he was able to control his emotions and lead by example, proving that you don’t always need to meet hate with anger to be effective.It’s unfortunate that a 10-year-old boy was traumatized by this experience, but hopefully, others will see how this clerk’s cruel words affected not just a child but his entire family and community. It’s a reminder that it’s always best to lead with love, compassion, and understanding, no matter what.So the next time you face an injustice, see if you’re able to turn the situation around into a teachable moment, just as Karim did. And if you see an injustice happening, don’t be afraid to speak up. At the end of the day, we’re all humans just struggling to do our best, but by sharing these types of stories, hopefully we can educate and inspire change rather than tolerate prejudice.More from Goalcast:Black Woman Sits Next to Man Sending Racist Texts About Her to His Family – Her Reaction Has Everyone ApplaudingCop Accuses Black Women of Shoplifting After They Spent $300 at T.J. Maxx – He Instantly Regrets ItWoman With Rare Skin Condition Is Called a “Monster” – But the Man She Met Online Ignored Haters and Married Her Anyways